"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese” - Chris Rock A young, talented, and charismatic five-piece band from the Washington DC area, The Speaks are completely redefining the global image of rock music - shattering stereotypes, making believers out of naysayers, destroying everything in their path, and acquiring legions of new fans every single step along the way. From winning every major music competition they’ve entered, to rocking crowds of 25,000+ people, to gaining major support from DC101 (one of the most influential radio stations in the country) -- The Speaks are easily shaping up to be one of the most exciting, talked about rock bands to hit the music scene in years. If you had to try and characterize these “rockstars-in-training” take the explosive live stage show of Velvet Revolver, add the eternal rock/anthemic appeal of Pearl Jam, and throw in the raw & emotional lyrical intensity of the Foo Fighters for good measure. In a changing new world where music seems to be erasing any existing racial boundaries, The Speaks -- whose members are all American-born, but of Asian heritage“ are poised to further prove that music is, indeed, the one true universal language. Much like Jimi Hendrix, Living Color, Sevendust and Hootie and the Blowfish (c’mon admit it, when you first heard their music, you thought Hootie was a white dude!) have all changed the face of rock -- and Eminem and The Beastie Boys have changed the face of rap -- The Speaks are opening people’s minds and broaden peoples’ horizons with their driving, emotion-filled music in a unique, unprecedented package. Find out why industry people and fans alike are saying they are the next stage in musical evolution! The Speaks’ amazing live performances and infectious sound have created a loyal and dedicated following within the local, national, and international music scene with fans all across the globe, the numbers are growing fast in the tens of thousands. Over the past 6 years, they have outlasted numerous growing pains to hone their craft and establish their current line-up. This knack for hard work has paid off for the band in January 2005, The Speaks acquired an international distribution deal overseas with Warner Music (Asia), with re-release of their independently-produced album “Life’s a Joke” in April 2005. Constant radio airplay, supported by two popular musicvideos in regular rotation on MTV Asia and MYX Music Channel, have established the band as one of the breakthrough acts of this year and it’s only a matter of time before record labels, and the rest of the world, takes notice.